Pete Davidson has returned to stand up with a searing routine that took aim at shamed SNL comedian Louis C.K.
The comedian reportedly performed at a New Year’s Eve show in Boston, only weeks after sparking concern over his mental health with a disturbing message.
The comeback set saw Davidson addressing his split from Ariana Grande, but he reportedly focused on tackling former SNL star C.K. – who has recently returned to stand-up after admitting a string of sexual harassment allegations.
Revealing how C.K. once tried to get him fired from SNL, Davidson explained: “He told [SNL creator] Lorne [Michaels] that Pete smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable.
“Then five years later this motherfucker’s been locking doors and jerking off in front of people.”
He also tackled C.K. in a routine that saw him revealing the strange coincidence of famous people dying after he gets a tattoo of them.
“I got a Harry Potter tattoo. Then the next day Alan Rickman, the guy who played Snape, died, and I was like, ‘Oh, what a weird coincidence.’,” explained Davidson.
“Then I got a Willy Wonka tattoo. Next day—Gene Wilder dies. Now I’m like, ‘Alright, that’s a coincidence, that’s weird.’ So I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K., what do you guys think?”
Davidson’s comments came only days after C.K. attracted backlash for returning to stand-up with a set that saw him mock the victims of US school shooting survivors and rant about gender pronouns.
“I’m a little disappointed in the younger generation, honestly, because I’m 51 years old, and when I was like, 18 to my twenties, we were idiots,” CK said.
“We are out getting high, doing mushrooms and shit, and then older people were like ‘you’ve got to get your shit together’ and we were like, ‘fuck you’.
“They’re just boring [today’s young generation]. Telling you, ‘you shouldn’t say that’… what are you, an old lady? ‘That’s not appropriate’ – fuck you, you’re a child.”
C.K. also addressed the allegations he faced in a low-key comedy set last October, claiming that he had lost “$35 million in an hour.”